Becci Cayer, CAS, Corporate eCommerce Manager

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How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays represent fun, festivity, and celebration, but often they are also accompanied by competing demands, such as work vs. family, generosity vs. financial responsibility, and fitness vs. indulgence. Expectations of perfection can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed! Help your team mitigate holiday stress with these soothing tactics and tools: 1. Take time out. With several consecutive weeks of special events and gift giving, it can be difficult both to focus and to relax—but practicing self-care is essential during this busy season. Turn an office or other workplaces into a frenzy-free zone with essential oils and calming coloring books. Just 15 minutes of quiet alone time can make a big difference to wellbeing. 2. Avoid interpersonal drama. When surrounded by people and activity, it’s easy to become entangled in social tensions and competition. After all, none of us is at our best when tired and under pressure! Avoid discussing controversial subjects … Read More

5 Strategies for Helping Students Stay Organized

Give students the tools they need to stay tidy and on track to set them up for a successful school year. Here are some tips for helping disorganized students keep their assignments in order: Encourage a Clean Workspace Disorganized students tend to have messy desks, which can help contribute to lost assignments and missed deadlines as well as distractions during class time. Set time aside each week to have all students neaten up their workspace—this way, messier students will have a designated time to sort through their papers and supplies without feeling singled out. Help students decide which papers to keep or discard and provide storage options such as a keeper caddy or clear mason jar, both of which can be customized with your schools logo classroom number for safe keeping. Enlist Help from Parents Getting parents onboard and involved is key to successfully helping a disorganized student adopt healthier … Read More

First-Day Back to School Prep

Summer’s in session, but we’re already looking ahead to fall and the back-to-school rush. From kindergarten to college, we have products that will help new students settle in while showing off some school pride: Elementary School Young students are the perfect audience for our cute and cuddly Paws n’ Claws drawstring backpacks and lunch bags, which are both available in a variety of animal designs. Match the style of these bags to a much-loved mascot or favorite classroom pet to help youngsters feel comfortable in a new classroom environment. Or, try gifting students with this spin on the classic brown paper bag that can be customized and reused. Provide students with a box of crayons and have them each design their own bag. Then, call a group circle and ask students to present their masterpieces to the class for a fun first-day show-and-tell. Middle School Make the transition from elementary … Read More

How to Pick the Perfect Promotional Cooler Bag

Promotional lunch coolers are an unbelievable way to capture repeat exposure for your brand. Lunch bags and cooler giveaways have the potential to be used every day for carrying food, drinks, and snacks to and from work, school, or any other daytime obligations. Besides everyday meals, cooler bags can also be used for weekend excursions, athletic events, grocery shopping and more. Summer is the perfect season to put your logo on a promotional lunch bag or cooler. If you are considering the use of a lunch bag or cooler for your next event or giveaway, there are a few things to consider to ensure you pick the perfect cooler. First, you will want to think about how long recipients will need to keep their food or beverage items cool. You will also want to consider capacity, how many food or beverage items they will need to store. And any other features … Read More

7 Standout Giveaways for Outdoor Summer Events

Warmer weather is on its way and with it comes every excuse in the book to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! People all over flock outdoors during the spring and summer months for recreational activities of all types. Take advantage of this movement by marketing your business or nonprofit organization at an outdoor event this year.   Summer is the perfect time for outdoor events of all kinds: food, art, and music festivals, fairs, local celebrations, road races such as marathons, 5Ks, triathlons, barbecues, family reunions, weddings, parades and more. With so much to do outdoors, it is likely you can find an event that fits right in with your brand and your marketing goals.   Whether you attend, sponsor or host a summer event, promotional giveaways can help your brand become a part of every attendee’s summer memories.   Here are our 7 favorite giveaways for outdoor summer … Read More

4 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed

Did you know that there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US? With so many worthy causes hoping to gain support from donors, it is important to get creative when amplifying your message. Here are a few tips for effective non-profit marketing: Sell Some Swag Bring your logo to life by selling items like T-shirts, hats, water bottles, mugs and bracelets on your website as a way to raise funds. Consider creating benchmarks to give people a tangible idea for how their money will be used (“500 T-shirts sold allows us to provide one village with drinking water for a month,” etc.). Every piece of merchandise sold and used will also help raise awareness and garner supporters. Get Social Media Savvy Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, are ideal for promoting your cause and keeping people engaged with updates, blog posts, event photos, questionnaires, and videos. … Read More

Introducing the Active Life Collection: Apparel that Fits your Lifestyle

Did you know that customized apparel is one of the most effective forms of promotional marketing? 50% of U.S. consumers own a piece of promotional outerwear or fleece and 58% own a promotional shirt. Apparel items from jackets to hoodies to tees are a fun and easy way to get your logo seen by the masses. Customized apparel items can unite a team, create a uniform look for staff, and serve as commemorative keepsakes for your events. Although apparel items are wildly effective, they are not always easy to shop for. The colors,  styles and minimum quantities that you need can all influence your options when it comes to purchasing promotional apparel. The Active Life collection is our solution to your apparel needs for athletics, campus spirit, corporate workwear, and more. Active Life consists of transitional pieces that can be worn for work, activity, and everything in between. Many of the items … Read More

8 Ways to Recognize Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month. Although the statistics surrounding heart disease can be scary—it’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.—there is good news: it’s also very preventable. Here are eight tips for promoting awareness and reducing risk while at the office. Wear Red February 3rd is Wear Red Day, but sporting red anytime during the month is a great way to support the cause and spread awareness. Take a peek at our “Seeing Red” Pinterest board for inspiration. Learn Lifesaving CPR Arrange for the American Red Cross to come to your office for on-site first aid training. Also, keep an Emergency CPR Mega-Mags™ Magnet in common areas, like break rooms, so people can have easy access to this life-saving guide. Maintain A Healthy Weight Excess belly fat can contribute to high blood pressure and unhealthy blood lipid levels. Help combat excess pounds by … Read More

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

Want to instantly up the office vibe? Write a thank you note to an employee or colleague and watch the positive energy roll in. In honor of the fact that January is National Thank You Month, we thought it only right to do our part in resurrecting one of the oldest ways to show your appreciation: the humble thank you note. Nowadays, the majority of our thank you messages are sent digitally. While a thank you via text, tweet or email is nice, it lacks the impact of an old-fashioned pen-and-paper thank you note. We’ve assembled 5 tips for crafting the perfect thank you. (You can thank us later.) Set Aside Time Give yourself a little breathing room to sit with your thoughts and craft a thoughtful note. 5-10 minutes will give you enough time to carefully articulate your thoughts. Write It By Hand An e-mail thank you might work … Read More

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The Great American Smokeout (GASO) has been held nationwide every third Thursday in November since 1977. Started based on successful local efforts in Massachusetts and Minnesota, GASO encourages smokers to join a supportive nationwide community

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